Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Peaston, East Lothian



Head south to Humbie from Orminston  here in East Lothian and you will pass through an old farm, with a lot of History.
Peaston Farm  still has some lovely old buildings in decay.
Planning has been applied to convert to housing.There is still some old stuff to see.
Wikipedia says "The land was acquired by Baron Nicholas Thompson in 1172, where he built a small farm and enslaved locals from the neighbouring villages as farmhands."
In the farmyard sits a statue of James Hogg `The Ettrick Shepherd`, a famous Borders Poet...

Carved crook and damaged nose...

The statue was brought from the ruins of Byres Church just North of here,also was this stone cross that's has been placed on a shed roof...

Some of the Farm Steading buildings...

Puncture proof wheels...

Roadside sign...

Derelict Farmhouse...

And a whole street of derelict farm workers cottages, East Lothians St Kilda!


All this is viewable from the roadside,a lot more to see if you want to go explore, then best ask a nearby Resident first.

1 comment:

  1. The statue's identity may not be that of James Hogg. See the info at
    http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/24287429/44553400/name/Statue+at+Peaston.pdf

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